Tcool, 24 Jul 2014As you said it, you use phone covers to protect your phones. So what is the use of metal body ... moreI don't really need metal phones. But Samsung failed me in built quality. If HTC One E8 better than my metal HTC One M8, I may buy it. All I need great built quality as HTC, Lumia or Apple device. Similarly, I need to Samsung to optimise their Touchwiz performance. If they achieved those two factors, I will buy a Samsung phone. All I need a phone with great built quality (this doesn't mean always metal) and super smooth user experience.
Techno J, 24 Jul 2014I have seen many drop test videos from almost every phone. That's why we use phone covers to p... moreAs you said it, you use phone covers to protect your phones. So what is the use of metal body when it is going to be covered? LOL!
You pay for the expensive cost of the metal body to cover it.
Better buy a cheap plastic bodied phone and cover it with expensive material.
Saurav Ghosh, 24 Jul 2014Okay sorry, didn't know that. Still, glass or not, just see the drop test videos, you'll get a... moreI have seen many drop test videos from almost every phone. That's why we use phone covers to protect our phones from our clumsiness.
You don't like the Galaxy S5 because of its laggy Touchwiz. You like HTC but it's metal. So you hate metal phones. Finally, there is an option for you to buy a high-end HTC Phone. Have you heard about the HTC One (E8)?. It has a polycarbonate back.
I don't understand how metal phones distract GPS signals. I have two metal phones, they work fine. Just visit to XDA Developers forum, you will find there are some users complaining about the GPS issues on Nexus 5 and Galaxy S4. All of them are plastic phones. Today, modern cars have GPS functionality; so how we use the GPS function on these cars if metal distracts the GPS signals?
Techno J, 24 Jul 2014iPhone 5s has a metal back not a glass. Glass back only has on iPhone 4 and 4s. The Xperia Z2 ... moreMetal is a good conductor of electcity so there is a danger of electrocution. 20mA+ is painful and will cause severe muscular contractions and cannot let go.
As you mentioned the electric shock incident of iPhone 5.
Plastic is a good insulator that will not conduct electiricty, safety first!
Are you going to risk the safety of your family for metal phone?
Techno J, 24 Jul 2014iPhone 5s has a metal back not a glass. Glass back only has on iPhone 4 and 4s. The Xperia Z2 ... moreWhat is the point of buying metal body phone?
I am sure you will cover your expensive phone with bumper and other available covers to avoid scratches.
So your phone metal body will not be visible, it's useless.
I use a leather faux flip cover for my S5 and it feels more premium than metal.
Techno J, 24 Jul 2014I agree with that iPhone 5 electric shock incident and we see news regarding Samsung's cheap b... moreI don't need to compare S5 to any iPhone.
I just reply to Eric's topic and that's all.
I am not interested to iPhone 6.
Techno J, 24 Jul 2014iPhone 5s has a metal back not a glass. Glass back only has on iPhone 4 and 4s. The Xperia Z2 ... moreOkay sorry, didn't know that. Still, glass or not, just see the drop test videos, you'll get an idea.
I was a HUGE hater of plastic too you know. I sold the S4, and bought an M7. Then I saw the dark sides of Aluminium. GPS reception was pathetic in comparison with S4, got shocked, a lesson was learnt. From now on only plastic / poly carbonate.
Saurav Ghosh, 24 Jul 2014When you guys talk about build quality, how do you base it? Materials? Because iPhone uses gla... moreiPhone 5s has a metal back not a glass. Glass back only has on iPhone 4 and 4s. The Xperia Z2 also has a glassy back. One of my colleague is using it, no any single of problem other than overheating. When Samsung releases their Galaxy F metal phone, I may buy it.
Techno J, 24 Jul 2014I agree with that iPhone 5 electric shock incident and we see news regarding Samsung's cheap b... moreWhen you guys talk about build quality, how do you base it? Materials? Because iPhone uses glass that makes it better somehow?
Being said that, Samsung has terrible build quality. But that applies for S3, Note 2, Note 3 and S4. S5 is of great build quality. Comparing it with an iPhone 5S is nothing but a joke. Right now the strongest device is hTC M8, no questions asked. Then it's the S5. Then Z2, and then G3 (exclude the Nokias please).
Using glass on a phone is a terrible idea, horrible. If there's only one company in this world I respect that would be Sony. But I've never owned a single Xperia Android, and I won't unless they stop using glass on their devices.
I don't use anything for show off by the way.
papya, 24 Jul 2014Does this HANG like any other Samsung?All Androids hang. What is this 'other' Samsung you're talking about?
If you need silky smooth experience go for W.P.
Tcool, 24 Jul 2014Ok fine.
How about the reaction from the news of explosions of iPhones that killed people?
Y... moreI agree with that iPhone 5 electric shock incident and we see news regarding Samsung's cheap build quality in every year. Generally, Samsung phones can't come closer to an HTC or iPhone in build quality. Except build quality, Samsung phones are great.
Regarding the Eric's post, he mentioned about the signal reception. It could happen, sometimes my HTC M8 has a better signal than my iPhone 5s and vice versa. I can't really give an answer for that because phones don't have a static signal reception capability. But your reply to him reflects the performance of the both phones. It's obvious that iPhone 4 can't come closer to the Galaxy S5 but it's too old to compare with the Galaxy S5. If you need to compare an iPhone with a Galaxy S5, just use an iPhone 5s or even upcoming iPhone 6.
Rock, 23 Jul 2014Camera quality not up to the mark please help me how to improve photo quality. I m having SM-G900KSteady hands. Get a tripod perhaps.
jameson, 23 Jul 2014I heard rumor that the xperia z3x will be announced in 2015 with snapdragon 810 ,22 Mp camera,... moreI heard Galaxy S6 will be released in 2015. Galaxy Note 5 too.
What's the point again?
Techno J, 24 Jul 2014Sorry, I'm not from India. The situation in India doesn't reflect the situation in the whole world. Ok fine.
How about the reaction from the news of explosions of iPhones that killed people?
You mean iPhone build quality is also cheap?
Just to make you remember your post is here:
"We have seen the news regarding exploded Galaxy S3 and damaged back of a galaxy Note 8. By looking at these facts anyone can say that Samsung also has cheap build quality."
Techno J, 24 Jul 2014Actually, iPhone 4 is older than Galaxy S5 and it has old hardware. Try it on the iPhone 5s. I... moreActually, I am just replying to the post from Eric as he compared S5 to iPhone 4 and not to iPhone 5s and HTC M8!
So please read the previous post before you shoot your reply!
Tcool, 24 Jul 2014I read the news Xiaomi may have sold less than 10,000 Mi 3 units in India. Oh what a pity, ... moreSorry, I'm not from India. The situation in India doesn't reflect the situation in the whole world.
Tcool, 24 Jul 2014I have both S5 and iPhone 4. Via WiFi internet connection, opening web pages and Facebook i... moreActually, iPhone 4 is older than Galaxy S5 and it has old hardware. Try it on the iPhone 5s. I own both iPhone 5s and HTC M8, I had Galaxy S5 few months ago and sold it. The HTC M8 and the iPhone 5s are faster than the Galaxy S5. At the end of the day all of them are great phones.
Anonymous, 23 Jul 2014no sir, couldnt agree anymore with you..
the chipset gpu rendering is the no 1 deciding facto... more The TEGRA K1 and Adreno420 will put GS5/note3 to shame.
Lets hope at that time K1/Adr420 being launch, S5 price
down to half from current $650.
Eric, 23 Jul 2014When I bought my s5 I thought it would be the best thing ever. However, I live in an area with... moreI have both S5 and iPhone 4.
Via WiFi internet connection, opening web pages and Facebook in iPhone 4 takes like a century to open completely while on my S5 it's just a snap of a finger.
They are connected to the same WiFi.
Opening Temple Run 2 in iPhone 4 is very slow, while Temple Run 2 in S5 opens quicker.
I am not happy with iPhone 4, it's a waste.